Jackie Kabler: The Murder List

Today I am taking part in the blog tour for The Murder List. My review is written with thanks to Rachel at Rachel’s Random Resources for inviting me on the blog tour and to One More Chapter for my copy of the book.

Blurb:

When Mary receives a blank diary as a present, she thinks nothing of it. Until she opens the diary, and sees it’s not blank after all…

1st January MURDER LISA, OXFORD
1st February MURDER JANE, BIRMINGHAM
1st March MURDER DAVID, CARDIFF
1st April MURDER MARY, CHELTENHAM

Is this a sick joke? But…it’s the end of January now. And a woman called Lisa was murdered in Oxford on 1st January.

Could there really be a killer out there, planning to commit a new murder each month? And is the Mary due to be killed on 1st April her?

The clock is ticking for Mary to uncover the truth, before she becomes the next victim on the killer’s list…

Review:

I was first attracted to The Murder List because I was very intrigued by the premise and as I predicted, I was hooked from the very beginning. I wanted to know who The Diary Killer was and why they felt compelled to carry out their crimes. However, this novel is so much more than that and there are so many jaw dropping moments that kept me completely engaged until the last word. 

The Murder List is quite fast paced. It takes place over around four months and each chapter shows us the date. This really helped to build tension as the plot gathered pace and I was on the edge of my seat as the important dates grew closer. 

The plotting in The Murder List is something else and I can only assume that the author kept her local stationery shop in business with the number of post-its she bought! I enjoyed trying to work out what was going on and for the most part I completely failed! Each reveal was so well written and I’m reeling now I have finished. 

I look forward to reading more by this author in future!

The Murder List is available from Amazon.

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